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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Definition)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Tip)

Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS)

When all else fails, ask your dr. About cystoscopy with hydrodistention to reduce pain/discomfort. ...See more

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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Both: Probably will talk to you about preliminary findings, since the doctor is performing the test. If there is a biopsy done or pictures taken, the results will be in a report later. ...Read more

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Kidney Stones

Urologist, ultrasonic removal. Dye studies 2 see if in ureters may pass, cystoscopy 2 remove some. ...See more

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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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